On April 16, 1926, the Original Solid Rock Baptist Church was established under the leadership of the late Rev. Dotson and met at 2715 Washington Avenue in New Orleans, LA. As directed by the Holy Spirit, on March 27, 1930, the congregation changed the name of the church to New Hope Baptist Church. Upon the death of Pastor Dotson, the Lord called Rev. Freddie H. Dunn in 1952 to lead the New Hope Church. Due to the exponential growth of the congregation, a larger edifice was needed and in 1965 the church moved to its present location, 1807 Rev. John Raphael, Jr. Way (formerly LaSalle Street).
Rev. Jamaal Weathersby is an ardent student of the Word and His focus is to empower believers with tools to effectively enlarge the kingdom of God. He is also passionate in his desire to build bridges between the Church and the Community, by meeting the spiritual and social needs of all. Pastor Weathersby’s ministry impacts persons from all socioeconomic classes, as evident by the plethora of community events he has led, such as, peace walks, community fairs and drives to distribute food, clothing and school supplies.
Christian Education: The umbrella under which all of our teaching ministries fall. Christian education development, training and institutes are held annually focusing on Christian growth.
Circle of Comfort: Grief ministry offering support to find healing, hope and a renewed sense of purpose with a caring Christian environment to those experiencing grief.